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Master’s Degree in Restaurant Management

For entrepreneurs, professionals and restaurant managers who want to have the executive, strategic and operational vision for any type of restaurant business in the 21st century.

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Students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona in a class of the Master’s Degree in Restaurant Management
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It is not enough just to manage, undertake or lead.

Here we train the future owners, managers and founders of the restaurants of the 21st century.

In the coming years the restaurant sector will experience a tsunami of continuous changes that only those able to anticipate and adapt to them will be able to survive. Most of the ventures of the sector are based on a vision that can at times be unprofessional. However, the market is evolving at a different pace and towards new economic, social and conceptual paradigms that affect business models, demanding greater business knowledge and a sound vision for each restaurant.

Only those who operate businesses looking to the future and are able to adapt their business models to the issues that may arise will be the only ones with a strong probability of success.

The Master's Degree in Restaurant Management (MDR) deals precisely with these changes and prepares you to visualize, take stock of and act on the challenges of the future. It teaches you to observe, measure and adjust what is really important in order to react in advance ahead of others, strengthening your edge over your current and future competitors.

The Master's Degree in Restaurant Management (MDR) is a comprehensive programme consisting of three combined modules: Strategic Management, Executive Restaurant Management, and Executive Chef Diploma), each is a postgraduate course in itself, which you can study independently and your choice to lead all facets of any restaurant business. Each postgraduate course lasts 3 months and runs once a year. You can take them in any order you like, and it is not even necessary for you to do them consecutively.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona students

Learning aims

Get ready today for what may happen tomorrow

How you will learn

682 hours for those who are

owners, who want to create or manage restaurants.

More than just knowledge.

We train the managers, professionals and entrepreneurs of the restaurant trade of the 21st century.





For who?


Who will you share with?

Who is right for this program


  • Restaurant management training is outdated

  • Barcelona is a leading city in international gastronomic innovation

  • Education should allow for both a family life and a professional life

  • Education in general is distant from the realities of the 21st century

  • Education is an investment in my future

  • Education should be international


  • To undertake and/or validate your business idea

  • To take your restaurant to the next level

  • To give a boost to your career

  • To stand out from the crowd

  • To gain the best education


  • Are an entrepreneur

  • Are passionate

  • Are creative

  • Are a non-conformist

  • Challenge the status quo

  • A leader

To change your profession

What CIBers say

When and how much

The moment is yours

Next call for applications

May 2022

20,825 €

Upcoming calls for applications

January 2023

20,825 €

What the price includes

Absolutely everything

After CIB

Cibers, students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona cooking.

[ Attitude ]


Being a CIBer is to be ready for tomorrow. This attitude is what unites them, as well as the goal of impacting the future by changing their surroundings.

After the CIB everything starts

  • Jobs board

    Former students of the CIB have access to our jobs board. The CIB guarantees a level of talent for restaurants, hotels and food production businesses.

  • Starting your own project

    The CIB is also an ecosystem for opportunities. We love to surround ourselves with talent and we know how to come along with you on the initial steps of your journey, helping you with your ideas and even assisting you in gaining financing.

  • The next generation of teachers

    We nurture the talent that comes from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the chance to bring this talent on to our team.

  • Next generation of teachers

    We are attentive to the talent that emerges from our classrooms and if the opportunity arises to join our team.

  • Networking

    When you finish your course, besides the knowledge you will have acquired, you’ll carry with you countless contacts from talented students from across the world and your teachers. It will be up to you to make the most of them.

  • Your continuous education

    CIBers always have privileged access and the best conditions under which to keep learning on our continuous education programmes, post graduate programmes and Explorer Campus.

  • Use of the facilities

    Whenever you need it, the CIB will be available for you to use to accelerate your ideas, do your presentations or whatever your proposal is.

Career opportunities

For whatever your future will be.

Here we teach you how to stand out


  • Restaurant Manager

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of companies in the sector

  • Co-founder of a restaurant business

  • Leading projects and spin-offs

  • Restaurant Growth Manager

  • Expert consultant in restaurant creation

  • Catering business management

  • Executive positions in companies and catering groups

  • Financial controller for catering and restaurant businesses and chains

  • Business and new project analyst

  • Business growth and expansion developer

  • Taking over family businesses and companies

  • Mass consumption product manager

  • Purchasing Manager

Your competitive edge:

  • You will have learned about business models and real cases that will allow you to anticipate unforeseen scenarios.

  • You will have developed cognitive and leadership skills allowing you to lead an excellent culinary team.

  • You will know how to set up different business models.

  • You will be able to create and innovate by validating your business ideas to fulfil objectives before others.

  • You will have the preparation to successfully join any multidisciplinary and international culinary team.

  • You will have a high capacity for business situation analysis and decision-making methodology.

  • You will have developed the necessary criteria for supervising digital marketing campaigns.

  • If your situation is within the framework of a family business, you will be able to take the next steps to handle the takeover from one generation to the next.

Admissions process:

Getting accepted by CIB

At the CIB, we receive thousands of admissions requests, but only a small amount of them reach the final acceptance phase.

The profile of our candidates is determined beforehand for each new intake and the Acceptance Committee strives to comply with the established criteria.

Only a handful of candidates pass the final phase.


  • Be over 18

  • Pass the Admissions Committee Assessment

At the CIB, we do not take into account your academic background. Instead we look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation, as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should go for it.

  • 1

    Request information
    Send us your request and an advisor will call you as soon as possible to talk you through the process.
  • 2

    Send in your admissions form
    Once you have spoken with the advisor, they will give you access to the admissions form and advise you on how to complete it successfully. We want to know about you, how you live, how you think, what you’re doing and what’s important for you.
  • 3

    Assessment interview
    If your motivation form stands out, you will pass to interview phase. You will be able to arrange it at your convenience. We look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should go for it.
  • 4

    Acceptance Committee
    The Acceptance Committee will look over your application the Monday after your interview and that same day we will notify you by email.
  • 5

    In the same notification, we will explain all about the process to reserve your place and to begin registering for the course. You will have 30 days to complete this process.